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'American Idol' Contestant Normandy Got a Golden Ticket, But Claims Hollywood Offer Was Taken Away

'American Idol' Contestant Normandy Got a Golden Ticket, But Claims Hollywood Offer Was Taken Away

Normandy, a contestant who received a golden ticket during the 2022 season of American Idol, says that she was uninvited from going to Hollywood Week.

The singer got lots of attention thanks to her unique talking voice, which was way different than her singing voice. She got “yes” votes from all three of the judges.

While Normandy‘s audition is not on the official Idol channel on YouTube, you can watch the video that she originally sent to producers.

So, why was her offer for Hollywood Week taken away?

Click inside to learn more details…

Normandy opened up in a video on TikTok.

“Hi everyone, I am the girl from American Idol who had the carrot purse and bunny shoes and I call my fans kitten nuggets,” she began the video. “So I keep getting a lot of comments about, ‘Why did you quit American Idol? Why aren’t you on the show? What’s going on?’”

“So I’m going to do a brief answer of that. This isn’t me bashing American Idol or anything like that. I’m just going to educate you guys on how these shows work,” Normandy continued.

“We filmed the auditions back in October and Hollywood Week was back in December. So late November, I got a call from Fremantle, which is the production company, and they told me I would not be going to Hollywood Week. And this is very, very common because they get hundreds of people that they give yesses to and so not everyone can go to Hollywood Week. It’s too many people,” Normandy said.

So, are you wondering why the Idol producers would even air Normandy‘s audition if they were taking away her invite to Hollywood Week?

“There are people that got farther than me in the show and their auditions didn’t even air,” she explained. “So, just to let you know a little bit about that. And yep, that’s what happened.”

Will Normandy return to Idol next year?

Normandy says she’s now too old to audition for Idol next year as she is now 29. Watch her TikTok videos below!

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